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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. TOOR-toor-ro
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Other Forms FormsTurturo, Turtura, Tortora, Tortoro, Turtoro, Turtora

Meaning & History

Metonymic occupational name for a groom, derived from turturo, (Sicilian form of tortoro) meaning "straw or hay plait used for strapping horses". A famous bearer is American actor and filmmaker John Turturro (1957-).
Added 2/15/2022 by General9696